Salesforce & Pipeliner CRM: a Comparison

You need a CRM built for the way sales happen today. An app for salespeople should be an app they enjoy using -- one they can count on to help them with their workflow and make their jobs easier. The last thing businesses need is a bloated, unintuitive, hard-to-administer program -- one that is expensive to run, needs additional personnel, and doesn’t keep up with web standards -- and nobody wants to use an app with a nightmare interface.

Take a close look and compare. In five years, do you want to look back and say “Where would we be now if we had used a CRM tool that actually excited our salespeople, instead of demoralizing and frustrating them with the wrong tool?”

Onboarding

77% of Pipeliner customers surveyed found Pipeliner "very easy" or "easy but with a few minor issues" to get up and running.

Salesforce Pipeliner CRM
Lengthy (weeks, months) onboarding period Fast onboarding process(days)

Customization

Customization can be simple or complex. The difference between simple and complex is paid in time and money. How many salespeople want to write code? 

Salesforce Pipeliner CRM
Requires specialized Admins and Developers. No external hiring needed. Controlled by Sales organization. Visual drag & drop customization.
Controlled by IT / Coding required. Wizard-based / No coding required

Hidden Costs

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of affordability for all the platforms you consider. For some, the base price is just the beginning -- those costs can mount quickly.

Salesforce Pipeliner CRM
Specialized modules only available at higher cost Editions. Core product for everyone / Nothing hidden
Unavailable with Group Plan:
Customizable dashboards
Collaborative forecasts
Products, quotes, and orders
Role permissions
Workflow and approval automation
Report history tracking
Enterprise territory management
Profiles and page layouts
Integration via web service API
Unlimited customizations
Unlimited custom apps
Additional data storage
Toll-free support
Unlimited online training
Available in Pipeliner CRM Core Product:
Everything
Hidden restrictions depend on size of Sales Team + Users; Higher rates forced on teams of 5 or more. No limitations to size of sales team / users

Future Readiness

Nobody knows exactly what the future will bring. But the most thoughtful products build in flexibility to cope with the road ahead, as well as tweaks to the process along the way.

Salesforce Pipeliner CRM
Inflexible Flexible and agile
Normal humans can’t make changes without outside (expensive) help. The team can suggest changes, update the app, and tweak the app “on the fly.”

License costs, 25 Users, 3-Year Period

Costs for competitors do not include tech support or added functionality, which in many cases is mandatory.

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